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Cabinet Office Reform Proposal

CABINET OFFICE PROPOSALS TO REFORM THE CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR THE HOME CIVIL SERVICE

The Home Civil Service (HCS) issued a letter to all HCS staff on Friday 4 December 2009 updating them on proposals to reform the Civil Service Compensation Scheme. The Compensation Scheme provides compensation for Civil Servants who retire early, either on a voluntary or compulsory basis. The proposals, which were intended to apply to departures from 1 January 2010 will now be implemented on 1 April 2010.

While the proposalsrelate to the Home Civil Service, in the Northern Ireland Civil Service the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland) and the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Northern Ireland) operate on the basis of parity with the HCS Schemes. Therefore the practice has been to introduce the same pension and compensation provisions for the NICS as applied to the HCS, subject to Ministerial approval.

The Employees Pension Notice regarding the CABINET OFFICE PROPOSALS TO REFORM THE CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR THE HOME CIVIL SERVICE can be found at the link below:-

Employees Pension Notice – Cabinet Office Reform Proposal (PDF 12.2KB)

Full details of the HCS proposed changes can be found on the HCS website at: www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions